A bomb is planted on board an airplane, with an altitude-sensitive trigger. It will explode when the plane descends through the altitude of 5,000 feet, unless the ransom demanded is paid.
A madman, a bomb, and a crowded jetliner - in a skyful of drama and suspense!
Did You Know?
This early made-for-TV movie only received one NBC network airing as opposed to the usual two. The network shied away as it was thought that it was too detailed and could serve as a textbook for airplane terrorism. See more
The opening credits show a Boeing 707 making a landing approach, then the shot cuts to the landing gear of a B-52 touching the runway. See more
Special Agent Frank Thompson
[to the man who planted the bomb
Mister, you picked a lousy time to die!
Referenced in Call Me Mr. Brown